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Smath74
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damn can't believe this thread has gone so long without posts.

6/22/2011 8:55:57 PM

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the following buildings have been completed in 2009 or later, so the vast majority have been finished since this thread went dormant


Rank Building[A][4] City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
9 Kingkey Finance Tower Shenzhen China 442 m 1,449 ft 98 2011
15 23 Marina Dubai UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2011
30 The Marina Torch Dubai UAE 345 m 1,132 ft 80 2011
31 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi Vietnam 345 m 1,132 ft 70 2011
78 Islamic Bank Office Tower Dubai UAE 294 m 964 ft 49 2011
108 Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza[15] Nantong China 273 m 897 ft 53 2011
109 Lvjing Tower[16] Shenzhen China 273 m 896 ft 56 2011
138 Islamic Bank Residential Tower Dubai UAE 261 m 856 ft 51 2011
143 Shanghai IFC North Tower[18] Shanghai China 260 m 853 ft 60 2011
167 The Point Panama City Panama 255 m 837 ft 65 2011
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai UAE 828 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
5 International Commerce Centre Kowloon Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 108 2010
8 Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Nanjing China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
10 Guangzhou West Tower Guangzhou China 438 m 1,435 ft 103 2010[C]
14 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City Kuwait 412 m 1,352 ft 77 2010[B]
19 Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai UAE 376 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
20 Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai UAE 376 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
33 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
34 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010[B]
40 The Index Dubai UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 80 2010[D]
40 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2010[B]
40 Hanging Village of Huaxi Wuxi China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2010[B]
43 The Landmark Abu Dhabi UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2010[B]
45 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
50 HHHR Tower Dubai UAE 317 m 1,020 ft 72 2010
54 Ocean Heights Dubai UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010[C]
56 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 74 2010[C]
57 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2010[B]
60 Etihad Tower 2[7][8] Abu Dhabi UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2010[B]
62 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010[C]
65 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou China 303 m 993 ft 65 2010[B]
68 Moscow Tower Moscow Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
78 Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai UAE 294 m 964 ft 61 2010
82 Global Trade Plaza[9] Dongguan China 289 m 948 ft 68 2010[B]
86 Chongqing Poly Tower[10] Chongqing China 287 m 941 ft 58 2010[B]
87 SPG Global Tower 1[11] Suzhou China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010[B]
87 SPG Global Tower 2[12] Suzhou China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010[B]
90 Sulafa Tower Dubai UAE 285 m 935 ft 75 2010
98 Marina Pinnacle Dubai UAE 280 m 919 ft 73 2010[B]
103 Trust Tower[13] Abu Dhabi UAE 278 m 912 ft 60 2010[B]
104 Etihad Tower 1[14] Abu Dhabi UAE 278 m 911 ft 70 2010[B]
111 Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai China 270 m 887 ft 59 2010
120 Bitexco Financial Tower Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 269 m 882 ft 68 2010
122 8 Spruce Street New York USA 267 m 876 ft 76 2010
138 Sapphire of Istanbul Istanbul Turkey 261 m 856 ft 54 2010
142 Etihad Tower 3[17] Abu Dhabi UAE 260 m 854 ft 62 2010[B]
143 Vision Tower Dubai UAE 260 m 853 ft 60 2010[D]
143 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower Mecca Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2010[B]
143 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower Mecca Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2010[B]
159 St. Petersburg Tower Moscow Russia 257 m 843 ft 65 2010
183 The Legacy at Millennium Park Chicago USA 250 m 819 ft 73 2010
11 Trump International Hotel and Tower[6] Chicago USA 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
23 Bank of America Tower New York City USA 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
24 Almas Tower Dubai UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
38 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
69 Arraya 2 Kuwait City Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
71 One Island East Hong Kong Island Hong Kong 298 m 984 ft 60 2009
72 Shanghai_Wheelock_Square Shanghai China 298 m 978 ft 58 2009
132 Aqua Chicago USA 262 m 859 ft 86 2009
184 The Imperial I Mumbai India 249 m 817 ft 60 2009[D]
184 The Imperial II Mumbai India 249 m 817 ft 60 2009[D]

6/22/2011 9:00:24 PM

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as you can see, the list includes #1, 5, 8, and 9.

#1:

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"Burj Khalifa (Arabic: ??? ?????? "Khalifa Tower"),[8] known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft).[8] Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010,[1][9] and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district."


Hi-res of the panorama pic below: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Burj_Dubai_001.jpg

First pic is an old pic when it was under construction, but I love that pic! Hi-res: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Burj_dubai_3.11.08.jpg














#5:

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"The International Commerce Centre (traditional Chinese: ??????) (abbr. ICC Tower) is a 118 floor, 484 m (1,588 ft) skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. The development is owned and jointly developed by MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's metro operator and largest property developer respectively. It is currently the world's fourth tallest building as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong."







#8:

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"The Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (simplified Chinese: ??????, also Greenland Square Zifeng Tower) is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) supertall skyscraper completed in April 2010 in Nanjing, China. The 89-story building features retail and office space in the lower section, and restaurants and a public observatory near the top. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections."







#9:

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"The Kingkey 100 (simplified Chinese: ??100), whose former name is Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a topped out supertall skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is located in Shenzhen's Luohu District in an area which can be describted as the financial district.
The mixed-use building is set to rise 441.8 metres (1,449 ft) and contain 100 floors for office space and a hotel.[2][4] Out of those 98 floors, 68 contain 173,000 square metres (1,862,157 sq ft) of Class A office space, 22 stories for a 35,000 square metres (376,737 sq ft) six-star business hotel and the top four floors of the skyscraper holds a garden and several restaurants.[4][5] The building's lower levels feature the KK Mall, which opened its doors November 26, 2010, and contains luxury brand stores, restaurants and a Better Living Together (BLT) supermarket.[6] The KK Mall also hosts Shenzhen's first IMAX cinema."




Real pic:



[Edited on June 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM. Reason : ]

6/22/2011 9:10:44 PM

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list also includes #10, #11, #14, #15:

#10:

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"Guangzhou International Finance Centre (simplified Chinese: ????????; traditional Chinese: ????????; pinyin: Guangzhou Guójì Jinróng Zhongxin) or Guangzhou West Tower (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????; pinyin: Guangzhou Xita) is a 103 story, 440.2 m (1,444 ft) tall skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in Tianhe District at Guangzhou, China.[1] The building was topped out at the end of 2008.[citation needed]
Construction of the building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, broke ground in December 2005. When complete, the building will be used as a conference centre, hotel and office building. Floors 1 to 66 are used as office, floors 67 to 68 are mechanical equipment, floors 69 to 98 as a Four Seasons Hotel and in floors 99 and 100 is an observation deck. The hotel lobby is located on the 70th floor. The building was completed in 2010."







#11:

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"The Trump International Hotel and Tower, also known as Trump Tower Chicago and locally as the Trump Tower, is a skyscraper condo-hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The building, named after real estate developer Donald Trump, was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Bovis Lend Lease built the 98-story structure, which reached a height of 1,389 feet (423 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,170 feet (360 m). It is adjacent to the main branch of the Chicago River, with a view of the entry to Lake Michigan beyond a series of bridges over the river. The building received publicity when the winner of the first season of The Apprentice television show, Bill Rancic, chose to manage the construction of the tower."







#14:

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"The Al Hamra Tower is a topped out skyscraper in downtown Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower is the tallest building in Kuwait on completion in 2011 at 414 m (1,358 ft). It will also be the tallest sculpted tower in the world.
The tower will include 98,000 m2 (1,050,000 sq ft) of commercial and office space. The building will connect to a five-story retail mall which totals 23,000 m2 (250,000 sq ft) of retail space and will include an integrated theater complex and an 11-story carpark. The tower itself will be built on an 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) construction site.
The Al Hamra Tower will have over 70 floors of office space, a rooftop restaurant and a spa. The shopping center will include a 10-screen cinema complex which will also have IMAX theaters."




Real pic:







#15:

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"23 Marina is a residential skyscraper that is currently under construction in Dubai and is being built by the Hiranandani Group based in Mumbai, India. The tower is set to have 90 floors and will rise to 395 m (1,296 ft). When this supertall is complete, it will be the world's second-tallest all-residential building after the Princess Tower located 300 m (1,000 feet) away.[3] The tower will have 57 swimming pools when completed, and each duplex in the tower will come equipped with its own private elevator.[3] The building and eight elevators,[clarification needed] while upon completion the tower will be composed of 291 apartments.[4]
The building was 79 per cent sold before construction started.[5] The raft was completed on April 30, 2007.[6]
In June, 2011 23 Marina topped out and became the second tallest building in the city and the tallest residential building in the world.[7] The handing over of the apartments will commence in August, 2011.["


It is the octagonal one, not the finished one at the front:

6/22/2011 9:34:39 PM

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as it stands now, there are only 3 completed (and open) buildings above 500 meters.

however, there are 10 buildings above 500 meters under construction. which is... just crazy!

here they are, along with artist renderings if available:


Building Planned pinnacle height Planned roof height Floors Planned completion Country City
India Tower 720 m (2,360 ft) 720 m (2,360 ft) 125 2016 India Mumbai
Pingan International Finance Centre 648 m (2,126 ft) 588 m (1,929 ft) 115 2015 China Shenzhen
Shanghai Tower 632 m (2,073 ft) 565.6 m (1,856 ft) 128 2014 China Shanghai
Wuhan Greenland Center 606 m (1,988 ft) 119 2016 China Wuhan
Abraj Al Bait Towers 601 m (1,972 ft)[22] 530 m (1,740 ft) 95 2011 Saudi Arabia Mecca
151 Incheon Tower 601 m (1,972 ft) 151 2015 South Korea Incheon
Lotte World Premium Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2015 South Korea Seoul
One World Trade Center 541.3 m (1,776 ft) 417 m (1,368 ft) 105 2013 USA New York City
Chow Tai Fook Centre 530 m (1,740 ft) 116 2016 China Guangzhou
Pentominium 516 m (1,693 ft) 516 m (1,693 ft) 122 2014 UAE Dubai



India Tower 720 m (2,360 ft)





Shanghai Tower 632 m (2,073 ft)





151 Incheon Tower 601 m (1,972 ft)





Lotte World Premium Tower 555 m (1,821 ft)






One World Trade Center 541.3 m (1,776 ft) (will become tallest in Western hemisphere and tallest all-office building)



Rendering:






Pentominium 516 m (1,693 ft) (will become tallest all-residential building)

6/22/2011 10:00:26 PM

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I left one of them out on purpose, because it has been topped out and once it opens in a few months, will be the 2nd tallest building ever built. It has broken and will break several other records:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraj_Al_Bait_Towers

Abraj Al Bait Towers

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"The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is a complex under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The building holds and will break several world records in the construction world, including:

the tallest hotel in the world,
constructed with the tallest clock tower in the world and
displaying the world's largest clock face,
the world's largest building floor area,
and will become the second tallest building in the world upon completion, surpassed only by Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

The building complex is meters away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram."


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"Upon completion, the tallest tower in the complex would stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, and the tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 601 metres (1,972 feet). It is the fourth tallest building under construction. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. This is the same as Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, in the United Arab Emirates which is also under construction. It will also surpass the Emirates Park Towers in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel."


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"In addition, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers will have a four-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over a thousand vehicles. Residential towers will house permanent residents while two heliports and a conference center are to accommodate business travelers. In total, up to 100,000 people could be housed inside the towers. The project will use clock faces for each side of the hotel tower. The highest residential floor will be at 450 metres (1,480 feet), just below the clocks. The clock faces will be 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft), the largest in the world. The roof of the clocks will be 530 metres (1,740 feet) above the ground, making them the world's most elevated architectural clocks. A 71 metres (233 feet) tall spire will be added on top of the clock giving it a total height of 601 metres (1,972 feet), which will make it the second tallest building in the world when completed, surpassing Taipei 101 in Taiwan."


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"Clock

The hotel tower is topped by a four-faced clock, visible from more than 25 kilometres (16 miles), which is billed by Saudi Arabia as the largest clock in the world. The clock will dwarf London's Westminster Clock, once the largest four-faced clock in the world, as well as the current title holder, the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The dials are more than five times greater in area. The clock's dials are also bigger than the current world champion at the Cevahir Mall clock in Istanbul, which has a 36 metres (118 feet) face with 3 metres (9.8 feet) high digits set in the transparent roof of the shopping complex.

Each of the clock's four faces are 46 metres (151 feet) in diameter and will be illuminated by 2 million LED lights, along with huge Arabic script reading: “Allah is the Greatest”. Another 21,000 white and green colored lights, fitted at the top of the clock, will flash to signal Islam's five-times daily prayers as far as 29 kilometres (18 miles). On special occasions, 16 bands of vertical lights will shoot some 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) up into the sky. The clock's four faces will be covered with 98 million pieces of glass mosaics. The Saudi coat of arms is displayed at the center of each clock behind the dials."




This is how I feel about it: (2 large funny pics)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MR9DR2KE8TA/TG2e0nVT0NI/AAAAAAAADCU/aRfSjF20InA/s1600/Abraj+Al+Bait+hideous2.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MR9DR2KE8TA/TG2c_e9preI/AAAAAAAADCE/-9AyA07nvZw/s1600/Abraj+Al+Bait+hideous.jpg bwahahahaha

Anyway, here are some pics:





















6/22/2011 10:45:37 PM

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ok, the thread can go dormant for another couple of years till the next 500+ m. building is finished

6/22/2011 11:32:05 PM

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thanks for the update. i love this thread.

6/22/2011 11:42:25 PM

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thx for the update 0EPII1. i can't believe all those exist

i'm really really shocked that saudi one exists, and right across the street from the Masjid al-Haram. i've never even heard of that project

6/22/2011 11:49:20 PM

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thats awesome! thanks

also i visited willis tower last weekend and the skydeck was pretty cool!
<3 skyscrapers

6/23/2011 8:09:48 AM

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^it will always be the Sears tower to me!

6/23/2011 9:58:47 AM

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i want real pics, not animated fake shit

6/23/2011 10:15:04 AM

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"i'm really really shocked that saudi one exists, and right across the street from the Masjid al-Haram."


Sadly, I didn't look that closely at it at all and thought it was a baseball stadium.

6/23/2011 11:18:49 AM

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Also, what's that thing being built across the street

6/23/2011 4:43:44 PM

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You are welcome, to those who said thanks.

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"i'm really really shocked that saudi one exists, and right across the street from the Masjid al-Haram"


I am shocked too... Saudi scholars find a lot of normal things 'haram' and ban them because they 'could' lead to forbidden things (such as women driving cars). However, I don't know how they gave the approval for this monstrosity right next door to what they consider the purest place on earth, and the house of God.

As I said earlier, this is totally how I feel about it:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MR9DR2KE8TA/TG2e0nVT0NI/AAAAAAAADCU/aRfSjF20InA/s1600/Abraj+Al+Bait+hideous2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MR9DR2KE8TA/TG2c_e9preI/AAAAAAAADCE/-9AyA07nvZw/s1600/Abraj+Al+Bait+hideous.jpg

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"i want real pics, not animated fake shit"


I don't see any animated pics. They are all real pics, except for buildings which haven't been built yet... if you have a time machine, help yourself.

6/23/2011 8:11:40 PM

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These 2 buildings are pretty cool looking... the one on the right is the tallest building in Europe at 302 m (991 feet). They are in Moscow.

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"The City of Capitals (Russian: ????? ??????, official English name: Capital City[1]) is a multifunctional complex, including two skyscrapers, located on plot 9 in the International Business Center Moscow City in Moscow. The City of Capitals, symbolising Moscow and St. Petersburg,[1] was completed in 2009. Now the "Moscow Tower" is taller than Naberezhnaya Tower and in the CIS with a roof height of 302 metres (306 m with spires) [3] [4] until the completion of the Mercury City Tower (370m) in 2011."


6/23/2011 8:39:16 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-cfB6xFSKM

6/23/2011 9:13:20 PM

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_littlest_skyscraper

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"The proposed skyscraper depicted in the blueprints that he distributed was clearly labelled as being 480" tall and consisting of four floors.[14] McMahon is said to have neglected to mention that the scale of his blueprints was in inches rather than feet.

McMahon used his own construction crews to build the McMahon Building on the small, unused piece of property next to the Newby Building, without obtaining prior consent from the owner of the property, who lived in Oklahoma.[16] As the building began to take shape, the investors realized they had been swindled into purchasing a four-story edifice that was only 40 ft (480 in) tall, rather than the 480 ft (150 m) structure they were expecting. At that time, the 792 ft (241 m) Woolworth Building in New York City was the tallest building in the world. They brought a lawsuit against McMahon, but to their dismay, the real estate and construction deal was declared legally binding by a local judge. As McMahon had built exactly according to the blueprints they'd signed off on, there was to be no legal remedy for the deceived investors.[4] They did recover a small portion of their investment from the elevator company, which refused to honor the contract after they learned of the confidence trick. There was no stairway installed in the building upon its initial completion, as none was included in the original blueprints. Rather, a ladder was employed to gain access to the upper three floors.[2] By the time construction was complete, McMahon had left Wichita Falls and perhaps even Texas, taking with him the balance of the investors' money.[14]"




6/23/2011 9:14:17 PM

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Yep, that's a Wichita Falls landmark! Part of the crappy skyline here. It's just a rundown antique shop in a bad part of town now.

6/24/2011 10:57:44 PM

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Somebody needs to man up and just go ahead and build The Illinois right here in the good old U.S. of A. Complete with the originally proposed nuclear-powered elevators!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illinois

6/25/2011 12:55:41 PM

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^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile-High_Tower
http://www.smh.com.au/world/milehigh-building-gets-approval-20110417-1djg4.html

This one is going to be built, it seems.

These are interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_with_most_skyscrapers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_with_the_most_high-rise_buildings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_in_the_world_by_country

6/28/2011 3:35:54 PM

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^Now they're just saying "over 1 km high". Frank Lloyd Wright is turning over in his grave!

6/28/2011 9:01:06 PM

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I wonder how Muslims on Hajj feel about that giant gaudy clock tower overlooking the Kaaba.

[Edited on June 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM. Reason : not enough js]

6/29/2011 10:19:53 AM

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http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/international/2012/04/17/pkg-vassileva-second-tallest-building-opens.cnn

[Edited on April 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM. Reason : cant embed from cnn ]

4/18/2012 10:16:35 AM

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One WTC to become NYC's tallest building

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/30/one-world-trade-center-to-become-nycs-tallest-building/?hpt=hp_t1

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t1#/video/bestoftv/2012/04/26/vo-ground-zero-time-lapse.earthcam-com



[Edited on April 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM. Reason : embed fail]

4/30/2012 11:53:07 AM

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It's been a long time coming, but i'm glad that things are getting close to completion down there. (yes i know there are other buildings that aren't, but this one is the most symbolic)

4/30/2012 12:09:43 PM

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looks nice!

btw, this is crazy:

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"China needs as many as 50,000 new high-rises—ten Manhattans—by 2025, for the hundreds of millions of people pouring in from the countryside."


http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/reviews/supertall-davidson-review-2011-8/

5/1/2012 11:28:52 AM

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so much new stuff has come up since i last updated this thread... will have to wait a week or so before i can do it again.

for now though, not a skyscraper, but the world's tallest tower, just finished:

Tokyo Sky Tree @ 2,080 feet (634 m)



5/22/2012 3:59:04 PM

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baller thread.

5/22/2012 4:27:35 PM

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you mean

taller thread

5/22/2012 4:38:39 PM

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i walked by where theyre building the shanghai tower today on the way to the tax office. styrofoam takeout food containers everywhere, peasant construction workers. i like how they dangle from the bldgs on non-stretchy hemp ropes to clean the windows all over the city. life is cheap here.

5/22/2012 4:42:12 PM

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^^

5/22/2012 4:45:40 PM

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^^ that's how it is in most any city with lots of construction, outside Western Europe, Australia, and NA-Mexico.

Thought I would post one before I resume my work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Tower

2018 AD
[1,050 m]
3,445 feet
200 stories
$1.23 billion
900,000 tons
Observatory @ 1,647 ft
Foundation 197 ft deep
Foundation 300 ft across
Piles up to 656 ft deep
Penthouse @ floor 157 (2,000 ft) will have 100 ft across glass-floored outdoor "sky terrace"





Sky Terrace:

5/22/2012 5:47:00 PM

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btw, that building is going to be about 15 miles from where i live... but hopefully (most definitely) i would be out of this dump by the time it is even sorta visible.

5/22/2012 7:23:25 PM

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http://www.geekologie.com/2012/11/wow-china-to-build-worlds-tallest-buildi.php
Prefab 220 story building to be put together in 90 days.

No thanks.

11/20/2012 7:44:16 PM

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11/20/2012 8:54:15 PM

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^^^^
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"$1.23 billion"


So I guess we've gone back to the way of Egypt, and these modern day "pyramids" are being built with slave labor. Something as epic as that built with proper wages would cost at least $5 billion.

11/21/2012 9:36:27 AM

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n/m counted a 0 twice..


250m gets you 11 floors here....

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11/21/2012 9:43:27 AM

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^ no way a 250 m building would have only 11 floors. 250 m =~ 60 floors.

^^ rich arab countries have been using almost-slaves for the last few decades for basically any menial jobs in their countries.

11/21/2012 3:10:42 PM

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Looks awesome... wonder if it will actually be built (the 2,749 foot building to be made in 90 days in China)



11/28/2012 4:40:29 AM

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It reminds me of the Tower of Babel or a very tall ziggurat.



Also, only in China is speed of construction considered something to be proud of. However, if quality can be maintained it would be an astounding feat, logistically speaking.


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11/28/2012 11:34:43 AM

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^ agreed with everything

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it also looks like an elongated wedding cake to me

11/28/2012 1:47:07 PM

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yeah I know. I've read plenty of articles about how trapped those people are.

11/29/2012 8:52:25 AM

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That thing is hideous to me.

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11/29/2012 9:05:38 AM

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yeah it looks pretty bad... a double-wide in the sky.

11/29/2012 10:50:53 AM

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The spire has been officially placed on the Freedom Tower in NYC:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/10/us/new-york-world-trade-center-spire/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I am not sure if it will officially count as 1,776 ft though if the spire is just an antenna. The radome was eliminated from the plans.

5/10/2013 10:45:35 AM

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Do news site ever post fucking PHOTOS anymore? Instead of 3 fucking videos...ugh.

5/10/2013 11:13:33 AM

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i HATE that trend.

5/10/2013 12:29:12 PM

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^^^ counts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_the_world#Tallest_skyscrapers_in_the_world

5/10/2013 2:55:39 PM

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fyi.. regarding the kingdom tower sky terrace pictured above.

Guy I graduated with (civil/structural engineering) is on the team designing that. NC State represtent!

5/10/2013 9:30:37 PM

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